Phenomenal Aire air purification systems

4 Great Benefits of Air Purification Systems

Ah, there’s nothing like a breath of fresh air. What do you picture when you imagine a refreshing breath of the outdoors? Maybe a babbling brook in a mountain stream? Certainly not a West Texas dust storm! Indoors or out, we all want the air we breathe to be as fresh and clean as possible. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the advantages of air purification systems, and how they can benefit your family.


Pollutants inside your home can be harmful to your health. Things like germs, viruses, smoke, dust, mold, and others can all take a toll. Air purification systems are a solution that goes beyond a traditional air filter.

Air purification systems are add-ons to your existing HVAC unit that add an additional step to the filtration process. This differs from stand-alone products that work separately from your HVAC system (ie. a humidifier or other product that operates in a room, as opposed to inside an air duct). This enables them to spread clean air throughout your entire home.


An air purification system not only distributes air throughout your entire home, but it’s also cleaner air than what is produced when using just a filter. While filters will catch larger particles like dirt, dust, and lint, purification systems will catch much smaller contaminants including pet dander, bacteria, viruses, and even smoke and other odors.


Purification systems are especially recommended for households with allergy or asthma sufferers, as they reduce the contaminants that trigger allergies. If you’ve experienced allergy-related headaches, stuffy nose, sneezing, or other symptoms, these can all be reduced through air purification.

A reduction in germs and viruses also means that airborne illnesses like colds, sore throats, the flu, and other illnesses (even COVID-19) are less likely to spread in your home. This is one reason air purification systems are standard in hospitals and other high-risk areas.


Less dust in your home is good for your breathing, but it also means less cleaning is required. If dust accumulates quickly in your home, that means there’s a lot running through your system. At the very least, you should change your filters, but a severe dust problem could mean an air purification system is right for you.


Have you ever walked into a house and immediately noticed a bad smell? There could be a variety of causes, but air purification systems can be a solution.


These products can be installed in your heating and cooling system by professionals. City Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning is a licensed dealer of the Phenomenal Aire Air Purification system. Call us today to schedule an appointment at 432-366-2401. Give us a call and we’ll come running!

Woman reacting to nasty heater smell

2 Solutions for a Stinky Heater

It finally happened. After a long, hot summer, the temperatures finally dropped, and it was time to kick on the heater. Even if your heater is operating perfectly, you may still notice a problem: the smell. In this post, we’ll explore what could cause the bad smell, and how to prevent it.


The bad smell from the furnace is one of the first things you’ll notice when cold weather shows up. It will typically smell like something is burning. In all likelihood, what you’re smelling is burning dust. Throughout the warmer months, dust accumulates in your heating unit. When you start blasting it with heat, the dust burns off and it starts to stink.


The simplest solution, as with any musty smell, is to open a door or window to allow air to flow out of your house and be replaced with fresh air. But if it’s really cold, this may not be practical. If the smell persists, there are a couple of things you can do.

Change the filters: It’s important to remember that not all filters are disposable. Some should be cleaned and put back in place, while others should be replaced.

Clean your system: Depending on how much dust (or anything else that might be hiding in your air ducts) has accumulated, it may require cleaning of your entire system. This will likely require the help of an expert.


In most cases, you will only be dealing with a bad smell. However, it’s possible that debris inside your vents could result in a fire. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, so if you see flames or even just smoke, don’t wait! Turn your system off immediately, and extinguish the fire. If there is any doubt that the fire is out, call 9-1-1 and leave the home immediately.


In most cases, a bad smell means you need some routine maintenance, not the fire department. City Plumbing has the experience and know-how to make these easy fixes. Right now, you can get our Fall Clean & Check for only $89. It includes a complete check of your HVAC system, plus a free 1” filter. Call us at 432-366-2401 to make an appointment. Give us a call, and we’ll come running!